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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 2, 2012 6:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Wow. I didn't see this till now ... um, what percentage of all GD songs have been named? Maybe 75 percent?!?

My only "always skips" are the Brent ones, I think.

I'm fairly likely to skip Alabama Getaway and Hell in a Bucket. Maybe Essau, Throwin Stones, Don't Ease Me In, Miracle ... depends on mood.

OK, I guess I might have some "blasphemy" skips. Sometimes I skip Feel Like a Stranger, though it can also jam awfully nicely. And sometimes Candyman. Just not always in the mood for it. (Yet I'll seldom skip Black Peter. Go figure.)

I vote with Snori on the Traffic/Beatles etc covers, although they're not "always skips," just "mostly." I can get sucked into a Mr. Fantasy.

I'll skip an encore OMNS or US Blues. Particularly if the last part of a show is great; then it's sort of a different mood that I might not be into. Given that I'm not about to go out to the car or anything.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 3, 2012 8:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

I am REAL late , but I am surprised how many songs make peoples skip list ! Some pretty grumpy Head out there ! Your take seems the closed to mine . Some shows I do make "highlights" of (one c.d.), or "pruned" versions (lose a Throwing Stones, LLR, or drums, to fit it on 2 cds). I always have a certain percentage of complete shows in a given year (even 95 !). An most pre Brent era stuff, I want it all !
I feel the way you do about OMSN, or US Blues , especially as time went on .
Before I edit a show, I do read all the write ups," Ok so you say this is an exceptional Rooster, so I will keep it this time " ,sort of thing . Sometimes I will skip the Jerry , E72 songs, as I think they sound weak later in their history . I love Garcia's ballad/slow songs, but sometimes "Ship of Fools" gets cut . But , there is no song I skip every time . I love the Grateful Dead .